|Reviews for Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality|
| fractalman 5/20/13 . chapter 1
possible ending: voldemort feeling sorry for the creation of each and every horcrux...EXCEPT the one that happens to be where he wants to be.
while the mechanism by which horcruxes make you immortal is likely different, I see no reason that horcrux vulnerabilities will have changed for this fic.
and they are vulnerable to sorrow. lots and lots of it. you can kill yourself with the level of sorrow required, but...
But with the alternative occlumency method used in MOR, it's possible voldemort could fake the level of sorrow required.
| flame7926 5/20/13 . chapter 1
This is probably the best fanfiction ever. I had never read fanfiction before and this is amazing. It is hilarious and genius and overall a work of brilliance.
| harrypotterfan14 5/20/13 . chapter 5
That very well might be the funniest thing i have ever read. You are a genius.
| mutecebu 5/20/13 . chapter 85
Wow, i just noticed the change in chapter 85. Dang, moments like that remind me why i love this work. Also, the newspaper headings in ch 86 are great. This is definitely the best fanfic ive ever read, and i want to thank you for having the guts to revise older chapters.
You are a valuable member of the universe, even if you never write or accomplish anything more. Im glad youre alive.
| AwkweirdIdeasLeadToThis 5/20/13 . chapter 1
I didn't know what I was expecting when I got the link to this story. You see a friend of mine sent your story to me to see if I could read 87 chapters containing 500,000 words in the span of 2 weeks. So I just saw Harry Potter, 87 chapters, and 500,000 words. Now it's not just those three things. It's a story with a good beginning. I hope to see what this story will be, it's off to a great start.
| Mel 5/19/13 . chapter 1
I enjoyed reading it very much. I'm too tired to ferret out any nuggets of amazingness.
| Kradeiz 5/19/13 . chapter 1
I'll be honest (and a little bit rude), I don't know how this story has become the most popular Harry Potter fic to date.
Putting aside the fact of how weird it is to hear Harry calling Petunia 'Mum' (although I get that she's not a total bitch in this timeline), this story kinda makes Harry look like Sheldon from 'Big Bang Theory'. And I didn't see the need to give him that odd sleeping disorder out of nowhere either.
It was funny to hear Harry rant about how an Animagus should be impossible, but that was pretty much the only high part I experienced while reading this story.
| Treant Balewood 5/18/13 . chapter 32
I LOVE this story so much & I Can't tell you the number of times I've laughed myself to tears it is soooo much fun Thanks for writing.
| YlvaThorgalsdottir 5/18/13 . chapter 6
It may not matter at this point, but I do think arithmancy is supposed to be more like computer programming (or Mentat computing) than actual math. Its purpose is to predict future outcomes, not to guess how numbers behave.
| kevluv93 5/18/13 . chapter 2
I believe that everything in the Harry Potter universe is logically possible, and it is logical to try and justify it scientifically. Have you ever reads Popper's thesis paper on falsifiability? You see, almost all theories we have about the universe are incorrect in one certain way or another and sometimes it takes a whole revision of a theory in order to update it and make it more "correct".
Example: Back in the day people noticed Uranus didn't orbit the solar system in accordance to Newtonian physics.
O-kay, there must be another planet around it that affects its orbit.
-There was, Neptune. But then people observed that Mercury didn't orbit around the sun as newtonian physics says it would.
- Maybe there's another planet around it, scientists called this theoretical planet "Vulcan". There isn't a planet vulcan, Mercury didn't follow Newtonian physics.
-Then Einstein came around with his new theories of physics that explained everything that newtonian physics did as well as the quirks that were incorrect with it. Newtonian physics were just wrong, Einstein's theory was more correct. It explained all of the planet orbits and even the quirky ones like Mercury.
So in the end maybe our knowledge of physics is completely incorrect and the existence of magic can be used to revise or create a totally new theory on the laws of nature. What do wizard physicists state about the nature of magic? What forces or postulates do they have about magic that makes it behave in the way it does?
| na 5/17/13 . chapter 76
Who's the person in the top left corner of your story's pic?
| OhShirleyUJest 5/17/13 . chapter 5
Oh, my. You are amazing. I'm not usually a Harry Potter person, but I stumbled across this fic in a favorites list, and the summary was too good to pass up.
It didn't disappoint. At all. It rules.
This chapter was one of the funniest things I've encountered since XKCD. McGonagall is the perfect mix of briskness and 'what did I do to deserve this...'
The scene with Draco had me in much the same state as Madame Malkin's assistants. And then Draco caught on! And actually responded in kind! And there was turning of tables and hijinks and 'Shutupshutupshutup' and Lucius's FACE!
I just about died.
I think I actually like Draco, now.
Minerva's return was also amazing. No, robe fittings don't mean permission to confundus the universe. Perhaps she *should* have done the Wizarding world a favor and locked him in the vault. But, the hilarity is too awesome.
Thank you so much. I needed that laugh. It was very good. The appropriate use of technical language is also very nice. You made my day. Thank you.
| awesomeness-rocks 5/16/13 . chapter 11
I love the last omake. It is hallarous.
| tgcgoddess 5/16/13 . chapter 25
"I can't believe that Malfoy," Flume snapped. "Going after the boy when he's only eleven! The man ought to be ground up and used to make chocolates!" - No, I wouldn't allow it. The taste would be terrible. Can you imagine Lucius-flavoured chocolate-coated Malfoy? Ew. No one would buy it.
| L.E 5/16/13 . chapter 59
This was such a fantastic and funny chapter!